Rural Mixed Practice Extramural (VETS5357)


This unit of study provides students with an opportunity to practically apply the knowledge and skills they have developed during years 1 to 4. In particular, they will gain experience in livestock and equine practice. Through participation in professional activities students are expected to develop their communication skills with the rural community, staff and colleagues, and gain an insight into the career opportunities of a Rural Mixed Practice. Student interns are expected to fully participate in agreed activities whilst attending the practice, typically taking on the role and schedule of a full time supervised associate.

Further unit of study information


18-day Practicum


Intra-semester: Assignment/s: Supervisor Report (S/U); Case Log (S/U); Communication Task (S/U)


VETS5357 Rural Mixed Practice Extramural Unit of Study Guide and Blackboard contains detailed information & notes. Smith BP. Large Animal Internal Medicine. 4th edn. Mosby. 2009 Radostits OM. Gay CC. Blood DC. Hinchcliff KW. Veterinary Medicine. 10th edn. Cornell consultant: NSW Agriculture:

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Successful completion of Veterinary Science Years 1 - 4

Assumed knowledge

VETS4135 and VETS4233 Theory and Practical Classes

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.